Offering the Latest in Hearing Aid Technology
At The Hearing Aid and Tinnitus Center, you will receive the most advanced hearing aids available in today’s market provided by a team of dedicated, experienced Audiologists. Even though it may appear there are a lot of choices and decisions to make in the process of obtaining a hearing aid, you can be confident in our highly qualified Doctors of Audiology to guide you through the process.
Your unique solution will be based on your communication needs and lifestyle. Your audiologist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation in order to make a recommendation that meets your needs.
We fit, adjust and program your hearing aids so you get the best hearing possible, and provide ongoing follow-up care to ensure you are always hearing optimally.
We’ve listed a few of the most significant benefits now available in our advanced technology:
- Open fit technology for a more natural sound
- Improved understanding in noisy situations
- Automatic adjustment as you change listening environments
- Wireless technology with connectivity
- Discreet, comfortable design—smaller than ever!
Call 409-981-1700 to schedule an appointment to learn which hearing solution is right for you.
Included below is information on specific hearing aid styles.
The CIC hearing aid is placed in the ear canal and is the smallest available. It takes advantage of the ear’s natural ability to collect sound, and its discreet size makes the device virtually invisible to others. The trade-off is a shorter battery life, and it may prove difficult to adjust for those with poor manual dexterity. This is a good choice for mild to moderate hearing loss.
The ITC hearing aid is also designed to fit in the ear canal, but not as deeply as a CIC device, resting securely in the lower portion instead. It’s a little larger, making it easier to insert and remove and extending the battery life. It’s best for patients with mild to moderate hearing loss.
The ITE hearing aid is designed to fill the outer portion of the ear, and is larger than those worn in the ear canals. It is less discreet, but the size allows for more features and makes the unit easier to adjust. A bigger battery translates to longer life and means those with severe or profound hearing loss can benefit from this style.
A RIC is a behind-the-ear hearing aid that consists of a tiny housing positioned behind the ear, containing all electronics except the receiver. A thin tube connects the housing to the receiver, which is worn in the concha (bowl-shaped portion) of the ear. “Open-fit” technology does not always require a custom earmold when RIC is utilized as the best possible solution. RIC is a small, discreet unit but with power suitable to treat mild to moderately severe hearing loss.
One of the most versatile hearing aid styles is the BTE, which is used to meet a variety of individual needs. It is curved to match the contour of the ear and rests directly behind the ear. The housing, which contains all the electronics, is encased in plastic and connects to the ear canal with a thin, clear tube and earmold. Though more visible than other styles, the BTE has become smaller and lighter over the past few years. The BTE is durable and is simple to use, making it a popular choice for children. A BTE can offer power to address a severe hearing loss.